Skip to navigation Skip to content Skip to footer

Furman Competes At Duke & USC Upstate

Furman Competes At Duke & USC Upstate


GREENVILLE, S.C. -- The Furman women's tennis team competed at the Duke Bonk Invite in Cary, N.C., and at the USC Upstate Fall Classic in Spartanburg, S.C., this weekend.

Furman won the championship match in the green and black singles draws, the green consolation singles draw, and in the doubles draw at USC Upstate.  In the green singles draw, junior Gabby Rodriguez defeated Isabel Fornies of Queens, 6-1, 6-0, then Rodriguez topped USC Upstate's Valeria Zarama, 6-1, 6-2.  In the semifinals, Rodriguez beat Carlotta Nassi of Queens, 6-3, 7-5, then she won the championship by walkover due to injury over Yana Fleyer of Queens.

In the green consolation singles draw, sophomore Hannah Ferrett topped Laine Parker of Gardner Webb, 6-2, 7-5, then defeated USC Upstate's Gabriela Cevallos, 6-3, 6-4, to reach the finals.  In the championship match, Ferrett downed Georgia Southern's Ella Monsey, 4-6, 7-6(7)), 11-9.

In the black singles draw, freshman Georgie Walker beat Gardner-Webb's Claire Chase, 6-1, 6-0, then defeated Carol Sigake of USC Upstate, 6-1, 5-7, 6-2.  In the semifinals Walker defeated Sasha Davidzenka of Queens, 5-7, 6-4, 6-0, to reach the finals.  Redshirt freshman Carol Elizabeth Kerman beat Gardner-Webb's Paula Romero, 4-6, 6-4, 6-1, then topped Caroline Nielsen of Queens, 6-0, 6-3.  In the semifinals, Kerman recorded a 6-2, 6-2 victory over Gardner-Webb's Daniela Naupari.  In a battle between two Paladins in the final, Kerman outlasted Walker, 6-4, 6-1.

In doubles action, Walker teamed with Ferrett for a 6-1 victory over Taylor Dodd and Sarah Parker of USC Upstate.  Kerman and Rodriguez beat Hannah Lehfeldt and Nielsen of Queens, 7-5, then defeated USC Upstate's Morgan Dodd and Elin Hellberg, 7-5, to advance to the semifinals.  In the semifinals, the Paladin duo recorded a 6-1 win versus Sandra Bolstad and Valentine Limauge of Gardner-Webb, and in the finals, Furman topped Fleyer and Davidzenka of Queens, 6-4.

At Duke, junior Katty Weymouth downed Florida's Peggy Porter, a member of last year's national championship team, 6-2, 6-2, and senior Aryn Greene held on for a 6-0, 5-7, 7-5, victory versus Erika Braschi of Elon.  Sophomore Katarina Kozarov defeated Elon's Suzanne Zeloni, 7-5, 6-0.                                               

Furman will return home to face 10 teams, including three of the nation's top 5 teams, next weekend at the Debbie Southern Fall Classic in Greenville.

Julie Paré, Furman Sports Information

Complete Furman Results:

Duke Bonk Invite

Singles Draw One

Jaclyn Switkes (Illinois) def. Danni Vines (Furman), 3-6, 6-4, 6-3

Anna Rogers (N.C. State) def. Danni Vines (Furman), 6-2, 6-0

Nadia Gizdova (Georgia Tech) def. Danni Vines (Furman), 6-3, 6-4


Singles Draw Two 

Erin Larner (Northwestern) def. Katty Weymouth (Furman), 6-1 6-2

Matika Akkerman (UNC) def. Katty Weymouth (Furman), 6-2, 5-7, 6-3

Katty Weymouth (Furman) def. Peggy Porter (Florida), 6-2. 6-2


Singles Draw Three

Kenya Jones (Georgia Tech) def. Aryn Greene (Furman), 7-5, 6-3

Maggie Kane (UNC) def. Aryn Greene (Furman), 7-6(6), 1-6, 6-4

Aryn Greene (Furman) def. Erika Braschi (Elon), 6-0, 5-7, 7-5


Singles Draw Five  

Kelly Chen (Duke) def. Katarina Kozarov (Furman), 6-1, 6-4

Daniela Pedraza Novak (Illinois) def. Katarina Kozarov (Furman), 4-6, 6-2, 7-5

Katarina Kozarov (Furman) def. Suzanne Zeloni (Elon), 7-5, 6-0



#25 Kaitlyn McCarthy/Ellyse Hamlin (Duke) def. Katarina Kozarov/Aryn Greene (Furman), 8-3

Meible Chi/Kelly Chen (Duke) def. #55 Katty Weymouth/Danni Vines (Furman), 8-4

Erin Larner/Maddie Lipp (Northwestern) def. #55 Katty Weymouth/Danni Vines (Furman), 8-2

Jaclyn Switkes/Mia Rabinowitz (Illinois) def. Katarina Kozarov/Aryn Greene (Furman), 8-4

Alex Chatt/Rheeya Doshi (Northwestern) def. Katarina Kozarov/Aryn Greene (Furman), 8-5

Asuka Kawai/Daniela Pedraza Novak (Illinois) def. #55 Katty Weymouth/Danni Vines (Furman), 8-7


USC Upstate Fall Classic

Green Singles

Noelia Acuan (USCU) def. Hannah Ferrett (Furman), 6-3, 6-2

Gabby Rodriguez (Furman) def. Isabel Fornies (Queens), 6-1, 6-0

Gabby Rodriguez (Furman) def. Valeria Zarama (USCU), 6-1, 6-2

Gabby Rodriguez (Furman) def. Carlotta Nassi (Queens), 6-3, 7-5

Gabby Rodriguez (Furman) def. Yana Fleyer (Queens), w/o injury


Green Singles Consolation

Hannah Ferrett (Furman) def. Laine Parker (Gardner-Webb), 6-2, 7-5

Hannah Ferrett (Furman) def. Gabriela Ceballos (USCU), 6-3, 6-4

Hannah Ferrett (Furman) def. Ella Monsey (GSU), 4-6, 7-6(7), 11-9


Black Singles

Carol Elizabeth Kerman (Furman) def. Paula Romero (Gardner-Webb), 4-6, 6-4, 6-1

Carol Elizabeth Kerman (Furman) def. Caroline Nielsen (Queens), 6-0, 6-3

Carol Elizabeth Kerman (Furman) def. Daniela Naupari (Gardner-Webb), 6-2, 6-2

Carol Elizabeth Kerman (Furman) def. Georgie Walker (Furman), 6-4, 6-1

Georgie Walker (Furman) def. Claire Chase (Gardner-Webb), 6-1, 6-0

Georgie Walker (Furman) def. Carol Sigaki (USCU), 6-1, 5-7, 6-2

Georgie Walker (Furman) def. Sasha Davidzenka (Queens), 5-7, 6-4, 6-0



Walker/Ferrett (Furman) def. T. Dodd/Parker (USC), 6-1

deWinter/vanDiemen (GSU) def. Walker/Ferrett (Furman), 6-3

Kerman/Rodriguez (Furman) def. Lehfeldt/Nielsen (Queens), 7-5

Kerman/Rodriguez (Furman) def. M. Dodd/Hellberg (USCU), 7-5

Kerman/Rodriguez (Furman) def. Bolstad/Limauge (GWU), 6-1

Kerman/Rodriguez (Furman) def. Fleyer/Davidzenka (Queens), 6-4